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The Scattered 'I'. The Ambivalent Work of Paul de Wispelaere
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The Scattered 'I'. The Ambivalent Work of Paul de Wispelaere

(Anne Marie Musschoot) The Low Countries - 2000, № 8, pp. 253-258

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About the work of Paul de Wispelaere. This Flemish writer cultivates ambivalence and contradiction, both in his essays on literature and in his own creative work. In his view, uncertainty and doubt are the great themes that gnaw at the heart of modern literature. In the translated fragment we see how by his writing the author attempts to recover a lost unity. With an extract from ‘The Charred Alphabet. Diary 1990-1991' by Paul de Wispelaere in English translation.

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